What does triumph mean?

Definitions for triumphˈtraɪ əmf, -ʌmf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word triumph.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. victory, triumph(noun)

    a successful ending of a struggle or contest

    "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

  2. triumph(verb)

    the exultation of victory

  3. prevail, triumph(verb)

    prove superior

    "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"

  4. wallow, rejoice, triumph(verb)

    be ecstatic with joy

  5. gloat, triumph, crow(verb)

    dwell on with satisfaction

  6. exuberate, exult, rejoice, triumph, jubilate(verb)

    to express great joy

    "Who cannot exult in Spring?"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triumph(noun)

    a magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy

  2. Triumph(noun)

    hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant

  3. Triumph(noun)

    a state of joy or exultation for success

  4. Triumph(noun)

    success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge

  5. Triumph(noun)

    a trump card; also, an old game at cards

  6. Triumph(noun)

    to celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation

  7. Triumph(noun)

    to obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail

  8. Triumph(noun)

    to be prosperous; to flourish

  9. Triumph(noun)

    to play a trump card

  10. Triumph(verb)

    to obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph


  1. Triumph

    Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States. Triumph was nominated for multiple Juno Awards, including Group of the Year Award in 1979, 1985, 1986 and 1987. Like their fellow Canadians Rush, Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early to mid-1980s. The band was formed by Toronto music veterans Gil Moore, Mike Levine, and Rik Emmett in 1975.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Triumph

    trī′umf, n. in ancient Rome, a solemn procession in honour of a victorious general: joy for success: victory: (Shak.) a trump card.—v.i. to celebrate a victory with pomp: to rejoice for victory: to obtain victory: to be prosperous: to boast, exult (with over): (Shak.) to shine brightly.—v.t. (Milt.) to boast over.—adj. Trium′phal, pertaining to triumph: used in celebrating victory.—n. (Milt.) a token of victory.—adj. Trium′phant, celebrating or rejoicing for a triumph: expressing joy for success: victorious.—adv. Trium′phantly.—n. Trī′umpher.—adv. Trī′umphingly, in a triumphing manner: with triumph or exultation.—Triumphal arch, an arch erected in connection with the triumph of a Roman general, any decorative arch in public rejoicings, &c.—Church triumphant (see Church). [L. triumphus; akin to Gr. thriambos, a hymn to Bacchus.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'triumph' in Nouns Frequency: #1882


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of triumph in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of triumph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rizwan Abbasi:

    This is a triumph for law and justice.

  2. Robert Green Ingersoll:

    The triumph of justice is the only peace.

  3. Oscar Levant:

    Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate.

  4. Rick Moranis:

    Evil will always triumph, because good is dumb.

  5. Pierre Corneille:

    To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Images & Illustrations of triumph

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